The Balsillie Papers provides clear, concise, peer-reviewed articles about today’s most complex issues in global governance and international affairs.


Proper Scoping of Data Science:
A Guide for Policy Makers

M. Tamer Özsu

Data science has emerged as a promising field to leverage the large volumes of data collected from multiple sources. This paper provides a systematic framing of the field to assist policy makers in developing proper initiatives.



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Strategic Procrastination: Canada’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Randolph Mank
What is written on paper is of far less value than our actions and the tangible assets we bring to the global table. It often takes a crisis to generate real action.

How Electricity Can Break the Russian Gas Supply Stranglehold on the EU

Jatin Nathwani and Burak Guler
The Russia-Ukraine war raises the question: what should the EU do with its energy infrastructure and fossil-fuels? We argue against massive investments in additional natural gas infrastructure for increasing supply

Age of Disruption: How Ecological Breakdown Could Alter Globalization

Ryan Katz-Rosene and Andrew Heffernan
While debates about the true impact of globalization on the global environment continue, some scholars have come to ask about the inverse relationship: How might ecological breakdown influence globalization?
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